New York City
In 5 Streams, the sonic, architectural and visual dimensions of a theatrical space are shaped into three distinct “visions” for a performance that defies conventional expectations. Explosive sounds, hypnotic vocals, electronica, video, dance, live percussions and an installation of bodies are combined into a magical performative discourse where actors appear as installations; costumes appear as architecture; video projections bring forth colors in shapes; sound trembles through the body before it is heard; and the audience is invited to wander and meditate in a forest with trees that house music.
Acclaimed conceptual artist, Ibrahim Quraishi, boldly reinterprets religious and cultural texts from the Islamic and Hindu traditions. To realize the complex themes in this work, Quraishi has brought together an international team of artists including: composers and creators of an interactive sonic installation, Norscq and Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky; video artist, Marc Perroud a.k.a. t-zèd; space and costume designer, Xavier Hool; and Kathak choreographer and dancer, Parul Shah. Other performers include Fawzia Afzal-Khan (voice), Arthur Aviles (movement), Nicolas Lelievre (live percussion/music), Rajika Puri (voice/movement), Rosa Sanchez (movement performance) and Subarna Kumar Thapa (movement performance).
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